Published January 2023 on YouTube

777: Kevin Dutton | The Wisdom of Psychopaths Part Two

1. Introduction

Kevin talks about how psychopaths have a predatory instinct and can spot weaknesses. Jordan takes a psychopath test and finds out surprising results. Play along at home to find out if you're a psychopath too.+

2. Psychopaths' Emotional Abilities

Psychopaths' Emotional Abilities:Kevin explains that psychopaths can feel empathy, but they have an ability to shut it off. He also discusses the two theories about what causes psychopathy: emotional deficits and attentional deficits.+
Psychopaths' Emotional Processing:Psychopaths may not pay attention to fear-inducing stimuli and have a tunnel vision towards what they want. They may not notice emotional responses unless cued, but can be much better than normal people at recognizing emotions in others.+

3. Psychopaths' Cold Empathy

Psychopaths' Cold Empathy:Kevin explains the difference between hot and cold empathy, and how psychopaths excel at the latter. He shares a personal story about his friend Johnny, who worked for British Military Intelligence and had a talent for manipulating others using his cold empathy skills.+
Psychopathic Professions:Kevin Dutton discusses his study on the most psychopathic professions in the UK, revealing CEOs, lawyers, TV/radio personalities, and salespeople to be among the top four. Jordan Harbinger shares his personal experience as a former lawyer and successful salesperson.+

4. Psychopathy and Power

Church and Power:Kevin and Jordan discuss how the church can be a breeding ground for psychopaths due to its power structures and hierarchies. Kevin shares a chilling story of a senior church official who admitted to not believing in God but being good at manipulating people to climb the power ladder.+
Psychopathy in Politics:Kevin explains how psychopathic characteristics are prevalent in politics and shares a sad indictment of British politics. He also discusses a study that shows how psychopaths can identify good victims by the way they walk.Show transcript +
Psychopaths' Predator Instinct:Kevin Dutton discusses how psychopathic killers have a predator instinct that allows them to spot weaknesses in their victims. He shares a study where psychopaths were better at decoding vulnerability in women walking down a corridor. Dutton also conducted a study where psychopaths scored higher in identifying a confederate smuggling a handkerchief, showing that their ability to zone in on weakness could be beneficial in certain situations.+

5. Sponsors

Kevin shares his tips for sticking to a fitness routine, including using Peloton's rowing machine. The episode also includes a discussion on the benefits of seeking therapy through Better Help, with personal experiences shared by Jen and Jordan.+

6. Psychopathy and Success

Psychopathy and Success:Kevin Dutton discusses how psychopathy can be beneficial for criminals and those working in certain industries, but emphasizes the importance of controlling the "dials" to prevent going too far. He also explains how psychopathy, combined with intelligence, can lead to success in fields like finance or even as a Special Forces operative.+
Becoming a Psychopath:Kevin shares his experience of becoming a psychopath for half an hour using transcranial magnetic stimulation, a non-invasive form of manipulating certain brain waves and neurons through magnetic pulses. He describes feeling disinhibited and anxiety-free, and even broke his record on a racing video game. The conversation touches on the connection between psychopathy and intelligence, and the potential use of brain manipulation in the criminal world.+

7. Psychopaths and Rejection

Psychopaths and Our Fascination:Kevin and Jordan discuss why people are fascinated with psychopaths and the different ways people would spend three hours with no consequences. They also explore the love and hate camps, and the chocolate camp.+
Psychopaths and Rejection:Kevin and Jordan discuss the psychology behind psychopaths and their lack of anxiety towards consequences. They also delve into the topic of rejection, sharing personal experiences and how it can lead to increased confidence and success in social situations.+

8. The Power of Chat-Up Lines

Kevin Dutton shares the results of his study on chat-up lines and how they can be used to break the ice in social situations. He emphasizes the importance of being genuine and not relying solely on a line to impress someone.+

9. Sponsors

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10. Psychopath Test

Psychopath Test:Kevin and Jordan take a simple test to determine where they fall on the psychopathic spectrum based on 11 statements. The test covers topics such as planning ahead, cheating, and empathy towards animals.+
Psychopathic Spectrum:Kevin Dutton discusses the psychopathic spectrum and how to identify where you fall on it. Jordan Harbinger takes the test and shares his score, leading to a discussion about the implications of a high score and the importance of self-awareness.+

11. Dealing with Psychopaths

Psychopath Joke:Kevin Dutton shares a joke about a psychopathic CEO and discusses the incidence of psychopathy in the population with Jordan Harbinger. While not all CEOs are psychopaths, the incidence of serious psychopathy is around three quarters to one percent.+
Dealing with Psychopaths:Kevin shares insights on how to handle psychopaths in the workplace. He advises to be aware of the signs and not to play their game. Protecting your ideas and seeking safety in numbers is important. However, sometimes the only solution is to leave the situation.+

12. Psychopathy and Finance

Psychopathic Traits:Kevin shares his experience with disinhibition and how it feels to exhibit psychopathic traits. He also discusses his own psychopathy score and how it compares to the general population.+
The Upside of Psychopathy:Jordan discusses the evolutionary advantages of psychopathy and how it's not the only genetic malady with an upside. He also touches on the different types of psychopaths and how they view the world, and how humans are almost always better off working together.+
Psychopaths and Finance:Jordan discusses how psychopaths may have a higher tolerance for financial risk and make better financial decisions than the rest of us, citing research that concludes the New York Stock Exchange has a lot of psychopaths. He also shares insights from a book that suggests psychopaths may actually be better at empathy than previously thought.+

13. Psychopaths Among Us

Jordan discusses the traits of psychopaths, including their talent for manipulation and lack of empathy. He also explores the idea that psychopaths can detect fear and use it to their advantage. The episode raises important questions about how to identify and protect ourselves from these individuals in society.+

14. Outro

Jordan shares his tips and strategies for building authentic relationships in a non-schmoozy way through his Six-Minute Networking course. He emphasizes the importance of digging the well before you get thirsty and connecting with great people using system, software, and tiny habits.+